• Intro to the Photography Studio

    WFM Studios

    $89.00

    A portrait is a record or keepsake to last a lifetime. As a studio photographer, much goes into creating that momento. From coordination of wardrobe, hair and makeup to setting up sets and lights and then directing, posing and shooting your client to reviewing select images with your client - these are just a few tasks involved with the actual shoot. However, as a new studio photographer, you will need to grasp all of the basics of being in a studio: the equipment available to you and how to use it - learning to crawl before you walk and to walk before you run! In this workshop, we will start by briefly going over many of the tasks involved in a portrait shoot as a primer before diving into a discussion and demonstrations on the following topics: Shooting space Tripods Background options & support systems How to properly use light stands and sandbags Odds and ends such as: gaffer tape, spring clamps, extension cords, surge protectors Different uses for strobes: key lights, fill lights, background lights, rim light, hair light, side light and floor lights How to use a light meter Tethering: why tether, what’s needed for tethering and how to tether And more... You will walk away from this workshop with a better comfort level of being in a photography studio, using a light meter, setting up light stands and a tripod, the functions of the class strobes and how to tether using Adobe Lightroom. Requirements: You must know the manual settings of your camera. Optional: Feel free to bring your camera, but if you do, bring your camera’s USB cord. If there’s time at the end, you can practice shooting tethered in the studio. This workshop is mainly to get you acquainted with the studio equipment before other workshops where we will actually learn about modifiers, lighting patterns and other studio techniques. About the Instructor: Dawn M. Wayand is a professional photographer, exhibition curator,+ photography educator and founder of NYC Digital Photography Workshops. Having published over 80 feature photography articles and gear reviews since late-2015, Dawn currently writes for the Adorama Learning Center, B&H Photo and Digital Photography School. Dawn has been shooting travel, street and candid portraits since 2001 and has been working with models and actors shooting portraits, headshots and fashion through her own photography business, Dawn M. Wayand Photography, since 2014. You can see examples of Dawn's work in her galleries at www.dawnmwayand.com.

  • Low-Light Photography in Practice at Grand Central Terminal

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    $79.00

    Join us for this special workshop where we explore the beauty and splendor of Historic Grand Central Terminal and learn how to capture images of the wonderful Beaux Arts interior and rich architectural details using nothing but available light. We have arranged for permits to use tripods, which are normally banned in the Terminal. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/QBOHfNLIWZFiKX4s17retTHGS-TmX8rHWXJ3ZhYPEZCq_VoZUKJpAHUBIqkuNFj5y_WiISt4rZdBKePlwc9yGi9AWCOHM4mryzsgzJTSmVw4vUt4UzSsQw9mpwryzMejRkr4muKy The class will start with some background and basic instruction but is designed to maximize shooting time. Please bring any questions you have so they can be answered with the group before shooting. Being armed with a few tips, tricks and techniques before you start shooting will go a long way when faced with the difficult low-light conditions in Grand Central. What you learn here will help you immensely in all future shooting situations. Topics that will be covered include: - Camera settings for taking properly exposed low-light photographs - Techniques for creating long-exposure images - Handling difficult lighting situations - Advanced composition techniques - Tips for more effectively using your tripod - Using motion in still photos to create more dynamic images Requirements: You MUST know the manual settings of your camera and be familiar with ISO, aperture and shutter speed adjustments and how they interrelate. After the initial presentation you may stay with the group or follow your own instincts and creativity; just be aware that it’s hard for the instructor to find you to answer any questions you may have. You must also carry your designated permit with you at all times. A tripod is a MUST. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/dZ_5SEkOuQWkByCD-18k6re8Q4-OLyxDLbrt7TrYz_KownQGEtReMJIOzkGV91vi5s3IO2iejbNG7Lzbz1aYVOecFfAa0qPEe0QNQS2Xrmb6w3ZOgsUOr7qzFv-HgfXOyDA-8HAD Optional Equipment: An external flash/speedlight for creative applications although you will be shooting primarily with available light. Specific locations within Grand Central Terminal include: The Main Concourse The Clock The Non-Used Ticket Window Area The Sky Ceiling The Dining Concourse The Melon Chandeliers The Biltmore Room The 42nd Street Passage Vanderbilt Hall The Whispering Gallery Assorted Architectural Elements 42nd Street Exterior Views * Access to all locations is designated by Grand Central Station and/or Local & State Police and are subject to change at their discretion. Please follow orders from those officials or we all risk being removed from the Terminal. About the Instructor: Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - www.apany.com (http://www.apany.com/)) To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com (http://www.jautzphoto.com/). https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/w0Ye2mL9AC5yek6uzDRYaEsUsB_JAThgdi1wY_tbhNlcRqzZ8Lcp1jXOv2Sw2PVHa1D3I_b6rubrC5Ls2-T02vBhhOSBv3mhRxPZ44ieG1oDtlkRQNu81dF2QbSbn80Tv794zlnCJIHX-qnVdg

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  • Winter Photography Essentials w/ Ron Jautz

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Venturing outside in the cold and snow never sounds like a good idea but if you want to capture beautiful and unique images, prep your gear, dress appropriately and get outside! Shooting outside in the winter certainly has its challenges but the rewards are equally great. While most photographers are snuggled in a warm place, the intrepid shooter looking for beautiful images will be braving the elements. This seminar, led by professional photographer and self-professed cold lover, Ron Jautz, will inspire you to put on your snow boots and learn the joys of braving inclement weather. In this seminar you’ll learn: • how to protect your gear in the snow and cold • how to dress for shooting comfort • proper exposure for shooting in snow • why cold weather is great for photography • tips and tricks for getting the best cold-weather images Join us on November 15th and be inspired by “bad” weather—your friends will think you’re nuts! About the Instructor: Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - www.apany.com (http://www.apany.com/)) To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com (http://www.jautzphoto.com/).

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  • Environmental Portraiture w/ Ron Jautz

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Portrait photography is one of the most popular and powerful genres of the photography medium. It's a way to not only record who a person is, but to tell a bit of their story in a single frame. An environmental portrait adds the element of location to help tell that story. Whether shooting a person in their home, office or random location, the environmental portrait combines portraiture with location shooting to communicate a more powerful connection between the subject and the viewer. Through a plethora of examples, we will explore what constitutes an environmental portrait and how best to execute a shoot of this nature. Be sure to come with questions as there will be ample time to discuss individual concerns. Your instructor, Ron Jautz, has made his living photographing people in their environment for more than 30 years and will share his tips and tricks for making successful portraits. Topics to be included will be: • Telling a story in one frame • Matching subjects and locations • Natural light and/or supplemental lighting • Working with your subject--direction, posing, expressions. • Adding interest to your shot • What goes in your shot, what stays out About the Instructor: Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - www.apany.com (http://www.apany.com/)) To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com (http://www.jautzphoto.com/).

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  • Techniques for Making Better Photographs w/ Ron Jautz

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Making better photographs is as much about skill as it is about creativity, luck and being born with “a gift”. Yes, you can actually learn to make a better photograph, most of us are not born great photographers, we can however become one. Making a better photographer is a combination of experience, knowledge, technique and creative intuition. This class is designed to deconstruct the technical barriers that prevent us from making the images we want to make. Somewhere between your creative vision for an image and the actual image is a canyon of technical know how. This class is designed to arm you with the techniques needed to narrow that gap and help you make the leap! Topics to be covered include: • Getting proper exposure • Why you should shoot in RAW • Lens choice: field of view vs distance to subject • Proper technique for holding and stabilizing your camera • Metering mode choice • Which shooting modes to use and why • Methods to avoid camera shake • Minimize noise through proper setting choice using the exposure triangle • Camera settings to maximize image potential • Tripod vs handholding: when to use which • Camera shake vs motion blur • Techniques for taking the sharpest image possible • Maximize the potential of any camera You will come away from this Workshop with a better understanding of best practices for capturing better images. About the Instructor: Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - www.apany.com (http://www.apany.com/)) To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com (http://www.jautzphoto.com/).

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  • Shooting & Editing for Narrative Impact w/ Jim Lafferty

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama The key to a great image is for an image to tell a story. Breaking away from conventional formatting, this workshop will draw upon video segments and historical examples from world renowned artists, as well as personal experience to illustrate just how this is done. It will not be a pragmatic how-to, but more of a conversation encouraging a new framework to think about subjects you're shooting, and organizing your images. This session will showcase clips featuring Martin Parr, Paul Graham, Garry Winogrand and others; and will offer a variety of ideas on how photography can be used to construct perspectives on your subject. Come with your ideas and be prepared to participate in a conversation! About the Instructor: Jim is a NYC-based freelance photographer specializing in dance editorial, commercial fitness, beauty & fashion. He also produces personal commissions for artists and performers. His work plays with spontaneity, grounded in a rich technical literacy. He’s a regular contributor to Dance and Pointe magazines, where he captures dancing greats making the impossible look like second nature. Other projects include work with Marc Ecko, Red Bull Media, Housing Works, Google, The Brooklyn Rail, The Municipal Art Society, and IMGArtists.

  • The Art of Composition w/ Ron Jautz

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama There is an inherent indiscriminate nature to a camera. If everything is included in an image, how can anything stand out? How can there be a subject if there is no background? Picture yourself in a crowded restaurant, with hundreds of voices competing with each other. Now try to listen to just one voice. Now picture that same restaurant with just one person. Imagine how much more effective and powerful that one voice can be. With photography, this principle of removal, what is knows as the “art of exclusion”, not addition, is at the core of composition. Effective composition is no more than a puzzle, requiring the photographer to arrange the key elements of a scene in such a way as to capture it’s very essence. For any given scene before a lens, there is exactly one best way to most effectively capture its essence. This class is designed to provide you with the tools to allow you to do just that. Topics to be covered include: • General compositional guidelines: You have to know the rules before you can break them • The Art of Exclusion • Leading Lines • Foreground Interests • Creative Use of Depth of Field • Lens Choice • Negative Space • Shapes and Patterns and Abstraction • Contrast • Visual Weight • Perspective Requirements: Bring your camera for practice exercises as well as paper and pen to take notes. About the Instructor: Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - www.apany.com (http://www.apany.com/)) To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at www.jautzphoto.com (http://www.jautzphoto.com/).

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  • Working On The Road: Editing, Backup, Workflow & Tools For The Traveling Shooter

    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Not all photographers work in a studio environment. Many photographers tend to work in the field, which can be a more challenging environment to pull together a photo shoot, be it portrait, fashion, landscape or any other type of outdoor photography. This workshop is designed for photographers on the go. If you work in the field, you will learn strategies for editing, backup and workflow as well as tools for shooting in the field. In this workshop, we will cover: • Tour of some of the tools available for previewing your work using a MacBook laptop; • Options that speed up file transfer and editing; • An overview of tools designed to ensure your data has been successfully copied and backed up across multiple sources; • Look at a few of the hardware options which allow you to tailor your shooting workflow while on the go; • A quick comparison of common raw editors, and their pros and cons; • Tools for safe file transfer and backup; • Portable storage options; and • Compressing the shoot-to-display timeline with a variety of options. About the Instructor: Jim is a NYC-based freelance photographer specializing in dance editorial, commercial fitness, beauty & fashion. He also produces personal commissions for artists and performers. His work plays with spontaneity, grounded in a rich technical literacy. He’s a regular contributor to Dance and Pointe magazines, where he captures dancing greats making the impossible look like second nature. Other projects include work with Marc Ecko, Red Bull Media, Housing Works, Google, The Brooklyn Rail, The Municipal Art Society, and IMGArtists.

  • Location Lighting - Portable, Flexible Setups For Portraiture w/ Jim Lafferty

    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Working in the field or on location, any photographer wants to forego packing or carrying any unnecessary and/or cumbersome gear and equipment, but they still want to make a great image. This session offers insight into traveling small, light and fast, bringing a minimal, two light setup that offers maximum flexibility in lighting style. Based around the Flashpoint Streaklight system, see how these small, powerful lights can tackle multiple styles and subjects, without breaking the bank... or your back! Topics and styles to be covered: • Street fashion • Portraiture • Lifestyle • Industrial About the Instructor: Jim is a NYC-based freelance photographer specializing in dance editorial, commercial fitness, beauty & fashion. He also produces personal commissions for artists and performers. His work plays with spontaneity, grounded in a rich technical literacy. He’s a regular contributor to Dance and Pointe magazines, where he captures dancing greats making the impossible look like second nature. Other projects include work with Marc Ecko, Red Bull Media, Housing Works, Google, The Brooklyn Rail, The Municipal Art Society, and IMGArtists.

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  • Camera Fundamentals w/ Jim Lafferty

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    Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops Hosted by: Adorama Just got a new camera? Left the practice for a while and looking to jump in again? Did you shoot film and are now moving to digital? This course will cover the core functions of most enthusiast and pro level digital SLRs on the market. Learn camera basics that are brand agnostic. Get a solid grasp on the keys to capturing sharp, vibrant photos under any circumstance, with most any type of SLR. A portion of this class will be set aside for Q&A, so bring your camera and user manual and any questions you might have about its operation. About the Instructor: Jim is a NYC-based freelance photographer specializing in dance editorial, commercial fitness, beauty & fashion. He also produces personal commissions for artists and performers. His work plays with spontaneity, grounded in a rich technical literacy. He’s a regular contributor to Dance and Pointe magazines, where he captures dancing greats making the impossible look like second nature. Other projects include work with Marc Ecko, Red Bull Media, Housing Works, Google, The Brooklyn Rail, The Municipal Art Society, and IMGArtists.